Understanding End Times: Churches at Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea

The End Times series can be found HERE. The final three sermons in this series focus on the seven churches in Revelation. This week, we discuss the churches at Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.

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SARDIS, PHILADELPHIA, AND LAODICEA SERMON

JESUS' MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH AT SARDIS

“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God. Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.

Revelation 3:1-3

JESUS' MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH AT PHILADELPHIA

I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.

Revelation 3:8-10

JESUS' MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH AT LAODICEA

You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.

Revelation 3:17-19

WHAT IS JESUS' MESSAGE TO YOU TODAY?

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

Revelation 3:20

Understanding End Times: Churches at Pergamum and Thyatira

The End Times series can be found HERE. The final three sermons in this series focus on the seven churches in Revelation. This week, we discuss the churches at Pergamum and Thyatira.

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PERGAMUM AND THYATIRA SERMON

JESUS' MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH AT PERGAMUM

I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives. Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality. Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.

Revelation 2:13-15

JESUS' MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH AT THYATIRA

I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets, ‘I will not impose any other burden on you, except to hold on to what you have until I come.’

Revelation 2:19-25

Understanding End Times: Churches at Ephesus and Smyrna

The End Times series can be found HERE. The final three sermons in this series focus on the seven churches in Revelation. This week, we discuss the churches at Ephesus and Smyrna.

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EPHESUS AND SMYRNA SERMON

JESUS' MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH

I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.” I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. “Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later. The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Revelation 1:9-20

JESUS' MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH AT EPHESUS

Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.

Revelation 2:4-5

JESUS' MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH AT SMYRNA

know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.

Revelation 2:9-10

Understanding End Times: The Antichrist

The End Times series can be found HERE. We recently did an overview of the main characters of the End Times. This week, we look more closely at the Antichrist.

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THE ANTICHRIST SERMON

IDENTIFYING ATTRIBUTES AND ACTIONS OF THE ANTICHRIST

Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-3

He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

2 Thessalonians 2:4

IDENTIFYING ATTRIBUTES AND ACTIONS OF JESUS CHRIST

Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Revelation 5:1-5

So what should our response be?

And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Revelation 5:8-14

Understanding End Times: The Pregnant Woman

The End Times series can be found HERE. We recently did an overview of the main characters of the End Times. This week, we look more closely at the Pregnant Woman.

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THE PREGNANT WOMAN SERMON

UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF THE NATION OF ISRAEL

For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession. The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.

Deuteronomy 7:6-9

God did not choose Israel because they deserved it. So why did God choose Israel?

I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed

Genesis 26:4

He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.”

Joshua 4:24

The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his.

Genesis 49:10

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:9

Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.

Revelation 12:17
  • When Satan murders –> God births.
  • When Satan corrupts –> God renews.
  • When Satan enslaves –> God frees.
  • When Satan schemes –> God directs.
  • When Satan attacks –> God protects.
  • When Satan entices –> God reminds.
  • When Satan kills –> God resurrects.
  • When Satan rules, GOD’S SON RETURNS.

Understanding End Times: The Red Dragon

The End Times series can be found HERE. We recently did an overview of the main characters of the End Times. This week, we look more closely at the Red Dragon, or Satan.

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THE LADY AND THE DRAGON

As you read Revelation 12, it’s important to understand who the pregnant lady and the red dragon are:

  • The Pregnant Lady represents the nation of Israel. She is preparing to give birth to Jesus.
  • The Red Dragon represents Satan.

Satan was defeated in heaven, cast out by God, and has now turned his attention to us.

UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE OF SATAN

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

Genesis 3:1

Remember, the serpent was created by God, as was Satan. What was created is never more powerful than The Creator.

But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:3

But, brothers and sisters, when we were orphaned by being separated from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you. For we wanted to come to you—certainly I, Paul, did, again and again—but Satan blocked our way.

1 Thessalonians 2:17-18

The devil accuses us before God of our sins. He tries to get God to stop loving us. God’s love is not based on who we are. It’s based on who He is.

The devil accuses us of our sins, making us feel unworthy. He wants us to believe God doesn’t love us anymore. 

The devil throws obstacles in our path, especially when we step out in obedience to God, in an effort to discourage us.

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

1 Peter 5:8

Satan will attack our character, our influence, our confidence, and our relationships. 

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

James 4:7-8

Understanding End Times: The Main Characters

The End Times series can be found HERE. The main characters of any saga can make or break a story. The main characters of the end times are impactful, and this story is all true.

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MAIN CHARACTERS SERMON

THE GOOD GUYS OF THE END TIMES

Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals.

Revelation 5:1

Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

Revelation 5:6

Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

Revelation 5:6

“Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.

Revelation 7:3-4

And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” 4They are “the two olive trees” and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth.”

Revelation 11:3-4

The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.”

Revelation 11:15

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.

Revelation 12:1-2

THE BAD GUYS OF THE END TIMES

Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.

Revelation 12:3

The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.

Revelation 13:1

Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon.

Revelation 13:11

Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.

Revelation 12:4

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. 2With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”

Revelation 17:1-2

WHAT DOES THE FALSE PROPHET DO?

#1 – He directs people to worship the anti-Christ. (Rev. 13:12)

#2 – He directs people to give their allegiance to the anti-Christ. (Rev. 13:16)

#3 – He directs people to give their livelivhood to the anti-Christ. (Rev. 13:17-18)

3 QUESTIONS TO ASK TO IDENTIFY A FALSE TEACHER:

#1 – What does this teacher say about Jesus? (Matt. 16:15-16; 1 John 2:22-23)

#2 – Does this teacher preach the gospel? (1 Corin. 15:1-4; Galatians 1:9)

#3 – Does this teacher practice what they teach? (Matt. 7:15-20)

BIG TAKEAWAY:

We must put God’s truth above public opinion and personal preference.

Understanding End Times: The Tribulation

The End Times series can be found HERE. In Part 4 of this series, we discuss the period of time between the Rapture of the church and the Second Coming of Christ.

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THE TRIBULATION

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIBULATION?

#1 - God's final discipline of His chosen people.

While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the Lord my God for his holy hill— while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice. He instructed me and said to me, “Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding. As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the word and understand the vision: “Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.

Daniel 9:20-24

#2 - God's continued offer of grace to the world.

Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Revelation 7:13-14

#3 - God's judgment of the world's sin.

The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who revere your name, both great and small— and for destroying those who destroy the earth.”

Revelation 11:18

#4 - God's fulfillment of His Son's promised return.

“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

Revelation 22:12-13

HOW LONG DOES THE TRIBULATION PERIOD LAST?

Alas for that day! For the day of the Lord is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.

Joel 1:15

The tribulation will last seven years, and is divided into two equal periods.

“Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place. “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’

Daniel 9:24-27

WHAT EVENTS HAPPEN DURING THE TRIBULATION?

Seal #1 - The anti-Christ rises to power.

I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.

Revelation 6:1-2

Seal #2 - The coming of world-wide war.

When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword.

Revelation 6:3-4

Seal #3 - The coming of a global famine.

When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”

Revelation 6:5-6

Seal #4 - Death affects everybody.

When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

Revelation 6:7-8

Seal #5 - World-wide attack on Christians.

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been.

Revelation 6:9-11

Seal #6 - World-changing natural disasters.

I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?”

Revelation 6:12-17

Seal #7 - The trumpets are about to sound.

When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.

Revelation 8:1-2

WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN FOR US TODAY?

#1 – When we know the truth and live the truth, what is false will be apparent and avoidable.

#2 – Our actions have consequences.

#3 – Following Jesus is not easy, but He is worth it.

Understanding End Times: The Second Coming

The End Times series can be found HERE. In Part 3 of this series, we discuss the Second Coming of Christ.

THE SECOND COMING SLIDES

THE SECOND COMING SERMON

3 THINGS JESUS WILL ACCOMPLISH IN HIS SECOND COMING

Jesus will have absolute victory over His enemies:

  • Victory over the armies of the earth
  • Victory over the beast & false prophet
  • Victory over Satan…the dragon

He will have unquestionable authority over all creation:

  • No one is above the authority of Jesus.
  • God is in control; nothing surprises Him.
  • Not everything is completely revealed.

He will exercise righteous judgment over everyone:

  • Satan, beast, and false prophet
  • Unbelievers – great white throne
  • Believers – bema seat of Jesus

PERSONAL TAKEAWAYS

#1 – We are assured victory when we allow Jesus to fight our battles.

#2 – God is God and I am not, so I should give Him complete control of my life.

#3 – No one escapes the judgment of God, but today we can still decide the verdict.

Understanding End Times: The Rapture

The End Times series can be found HERE. In Part 2 of this series discusses the difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming, and focuses on specific details of the Rapture.

THE RAPTURE SERMON SLIDES

THE RAPTURE

THE RAPTURE V. SECOND COMING

The Rapture is the time Jesus returns to earth FOR His people.

Believers will meet Jesus in the air. (1 Thess. 4:17)

It will occur before the Tribulation period. (Rev. 3:10; 1 Thess. 5:9)

It’s the removal of believers from eart has an act of deliverance. (1 Thess. 4:13-17; 5:9-11)

It will be in secret and instant. (1 Corin. 15:50-54)

It is imminent, and could happen at any moment. (Titus 2:11-13; 1 Thess. 4:13-18)

The Second Coming is the time Jesus returns to earth WITH His people.

Believers return with the Lord to the earth. (Rev. 19:11-14)

It will occur after the Tribulation period. (Rev. 19:11-16)

It’s the removal of unbelievers from earth as an act of judgment. (Rev. 20:11-15)

It will be visible to the entire world. (Rev. 1:7; Matt. 24:29-30)

It will not occur until certain events happen. (Matt. 24:15-20; Rev. 6:18)

PERSONAL TAKEAWAYS

  1. God has made a way out; we must choose to take it.
  2. If, in the end, we have not chose Jesus, it will not matter what we have chosen instead.

THREE TRUTHS FROM JESUS ABOUT THE RAPTURE

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God ; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

John 14:1-3

TRUTH: THE RAPTURE IS A GREAT SOURCE OF HOPE FOR US.

When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

Luke 24:50-52

After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

Acts 1:9-11

TRUTH: THE RAPTURE IS FOR HIS CHURCH.

Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

Revelation 3:10-11

TRUTH: THE RAPTURE IS AN INTENTIONAL RESCUE.

WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN FOR US TODAY?

  • Our greatest comfort comes from knowing that God is in control.
  • Our greatest compassion comes from telling other about God when lives are out of control.